AYL: dance, dance, dance

Last night was the “off-book” deadline for actors in As You Like It. No more scripts in hands, we can begin to fine-tune performances and really explore characterization.

Not that they had any text to worry about last night.

Last night was all about the dance finale…

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news [VIDEO], for the week ending Monday, January 7th, 2019

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This week’s video Shakespeare news review includes frail Ophelias, aging Bards, and Shakespearean relevancy in the 21st century. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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AYL: this tree

Exhausting weekend… but really pretty exhilarated, too. The tree, that damned tree, this cool tree set-piece for As You Like It is pretty much done (save for touch-ups)…

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AYL: getting the band together…

So last night was our first “band” rehearsal for As You Like It.

Beyond the two musical/lipsync dance numbers, our production is filled with live music as well.

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AYL: rehearsal = magic

I’ve always loved rehearsal. It’s a place where the magic happens. Don’t get me wrong: performance is great…it’s the payoff, when you get to see how all of that hard work has created something for the audience, and that’s special, too. But rehearsal? There is just something magical–a kind of alchemy–that happens between a group of actors when you’re in the act of discovery.

As You Like It is no different.

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